Wyevale Garden Centres (WGC) have announced this morning that Heathlands Garden Centre has been sold to Squires Garden Centres
The sale is expected to complete by early August, with WGC continuing to operate the centre until this date.
Anthony Jones, Chief Operating Officer at WGC, said: “We are delighted to have sold Heathlands Centre to a highly respected operator, and that it will continue to be run as a garden centre. I would like to take the opportunity to thank our colleagues at Heathlands who have been so instrumental in making it the brilliant operation it is today and wish them all the best under new ownership.”
Sarah Squire, Squires Chairman, said “We are delighted to welcome Heathlands to Squire’s Garden Centres. As a family business, firmly rooted in south-west London and nearby home counties, Heathlands is an excellent addition to our group. The centre brings us to 16 sites in all. We look forward to working with the team at the centre and really getting to know and understand the local community.”
As a result of this acquisition Squires move to seventh, equal with Hillier, in the ranking of garden centre groups by number of centres.
|Leading Garden Centre Groups by number of outlets|
|Jul-19||Jun-18||Group||Outlets||change since June 18|
|2||1||Wyevale Garden Centres||42||-103|
|4||8||British Garden Centres||24||14|